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Kernels Finalize Purchase of Bucks

Cedar Rapids Kernels LogoWaterloo Bucks LogoPRESS RELEASE – The sale of the Waterloo Bucks of the Northwoods League to the Cedar Rapids Ball Club, Inc. (d.b.a. Cedar Rapids Kernels) is official. Cedar Rapids Ball Club, Inc. President Gary Keoppel, Kernels General Manager Doug Nelson and Waterloo Bucks General Manager Dan Corbin were on hand for the official signing today. Continue reading

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Revised Ballpark Plan for Fredericksburg

Hagerstown Suns LogoThe partners seeking to relocate the Single-A Hagerstown Suns (South Atlantic League) to Fredericksburg (VA) dramatically changed their proposal last week, leading to unanimous approval by the City Council of a revised incentive package and new life for the project.  The plan gives the partners one year to obtain financing for the now-$46 million project.  Read more here.

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Smooth Blazing for First Pitch to Salinas

Bakersfield Blaze LogoGeorge Watkins from The Salinas Californian provides a nice picture of how things went for  D.G. Elmore, owner of Elmore Sports Group, when he made is pitch to the Salinas (CA) City Council to bring the Single-A Bakersfield Blaze (California League) to town for the start of the 2016 season.  It appears all was lovey-dovey for Round 1.  Read more hereView Facebook page hereView Twitter page here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Dwyer Stadium (Batavia, NY)

Batavia Muckdogs LogoMiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited Dwyer Stadium, home of the Single-A Batavia Muckdogs (New York-Penn League).  Read more and view photos here.

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South Bend Silver Hawks Now ‘South Bend Cubs’

Chicago Cubs LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Class A minor league baseball team playing out of Four Winds Field in downtown South Bend has changed its name. The announcement was made official by Andrew Berlin, sole owner of the team who was joined by the President of the South Bend team and top management from the Chicago Cubs in a press conference held early today at the St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce. Continue reading

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Last Chance for Baseball in Boise?

Boise Hawks LogoMarc Johnson, a partner with Gallatin Public Affairs and long-time Idaho politico, contemplates the future of baseball in Boise (ID), now that the Single-A Boise Hawks (Northwest League) have a new owner and a new affiliation.  He has no love for the previous ownership and understands the Hawks need a new ballpark to survive.  He views this re-boot as the last chance for professional Continue reading

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Blaze Make Pitch in Salinas

Bakersfield Blaze LogoD.G. Elmore, owner of Elmore Sports Group, met with the Salinas (CA) City Council Tuesday to pitch his idea of bringing the Single-A Bakersfield Blaze (California League) to town for the start of the 2016 season.  Elmore said he hopes to be a part of the economic development in Salinas surrounding the long-awaited Alisal Marketplace housing and shopping project.  Read more here.

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